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“Shock and sadness” over LeRoy plant closing

“Shock and sadness” over LeRoy plant closing

The mayor of McLean County’s third largest city urged the public Wednesday night to show caring and compassion for the dozens of people who lost their jobs earlier in the day at the Pioneer Hi-Bred plant.MORE

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WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…

WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…